Throughout the summer, PokerGO will bring fans across the globe exclusive access to World Series of Poker final table streams and Poker Central will be following all the WSOP action. Each day, “World Series of Photos” will tell the daily stories from the Rio, so you don’t miss any of the sights of the WSOP.


The biggest event of the World Series played to an end Wednesday and while there were a few players with WSOP experience at the final table, including bracelet winner Matt Affleck, THE COLOSSUS III title went to Thomas Pomponio. The New Jersey butcher, pictured top, had plenty of friends on the rail to watch him go for gold and they didn’t disappoint, celebrating as Pomponio become poker’s latest millionaire.

Event #9 – $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

While there were a few bracelets awarded on Wednesday, the first and likely most newsworthy was in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. The first *true $10,000 Championship event of the summer saw veterans Abe Mosseri and Daniel Negreanu return heads-up for the bracelet, with Kid Poker looking to win his 7th. The quick heads-up match was streamed on PokerGO and it was Mosseri who claimed the victory, his second-career WSOP triumph.

Event #10 – $1,000 Tag Team

The Event #10 final table was one of the most diverse we will likely see at this year’s WSOP, with a handful of American squads, a Greek pair, a Russian/Belarus duo, two Canadians and the eventual winners, Nipun Java and Aditya Sushant. The Indian team, Java now resides in California, outlasted the rest of the world to win both player’s first bracelet and Sushant was in the driver’s seat when the celebration started.

Event #15 – $10,000 Heads-Up Championship

If the World Series of Poker is summer camp, Doug Polk is the big man on campus. After winning the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop earlier this week, Polk returned to the Rio for the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship. Alas, one tournament win doesn’t mean anything the next time you take your seat and the sun and guns weren’t the only thing that was out, as Doug Polk was ousted in the opening round by Albert Daher.

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